What is an Arthrogram?
An arthrogram is an x-ray of the joints. A contrast media is used to more clearly visualize the joint.
Preparing for an Arthrogram
You will be given specific information about preparing for the arthrogram.
What to Expect During an Arthrogram
A preliminary film of the joint will be taken and the joint will be cleaned with a special solution. Your doctor will give you a local anesthetic before placing a needle into the joint area. A contrast media will then be injected. You may feel some pressure during the injection. X-rays pictures will then be taken of the joint.